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Swiss lab agrees to test Arafat’s remains for polonium


September 4th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ramalllah, Sep 4 (IANS) A Swiss scientific lab has agreed to exhume the body of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for additional tests for possible polonium poisoning, a Palestinian official ... Read more...

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Arab League to form panel to probe Arafat’s death


July 18th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 17 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) Tuesday decided to set up an independent committee to probe the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.Arafat died at a ... Read more...

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Singer’s album urges reopening of Algeria-Morocco border


June 16th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, June 16 (IANS/AKI) An Algerian rap singer will release an album of songs, calling on his country to reopen the border with neighbouring Morocco that was closed after a ... Read more...

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Two ‘terrorists’, 27 others killed in Syria blasts (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 17 (IANS) Syrian state-TV said Saturday that two "terrorists" were killed when their bomb-attached car exploded at the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk area south of the capital Damascus ... Read more...

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Arab League headquarters in Cairo attacked


August 5th, 2011 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 5 (IANS) The headquarters of the Arab League - which had supported the move to impose a non-flying zone over Libya - was attacked in Cairo. Molotov cocktails ... Read more...

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Saleh’s family preventing vice-president from taking full power


June 6th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh's family is working to prevent the country's vice president from taking full power while he is in neighbouring Saudi Arabia recovering ... Read more...

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Only inclusive dialogue can lead to peace in Syria : UN chief


April 27th, 2011 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Tuesday that "only inclusive dialogue and genuine reform" can lead to peace in Syria, as he called upon the ... Read more...

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Arab League to ask UN to impose no-fly zone over Gaza


April 11th, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 11 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) has said it will ask the UN to consider imposing a no-fly zone over the Gaza Strip to protect the civilians from ... Read more...

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Five explosions in Tripoli


March 28th, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 28 (IANS) More than at least five explosions were heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday night, following anti-aircraft gunfire by Libyan forces, Xinhua reported.However, it wasn't clear ... Read more...

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Gaddafi troops take control of Ras Lanuf


March 12th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar. 12 (ANI): Rebels forces opposed to Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi have reportedly been forced out of the northern oil town of Ras Lanuf.A BBC report said rebel fighters had been ... Read more...

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Assange in anti-Semitic row for accusing journalists of ‘Jewish conspiracy’


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): After Christian Dior's John Galliano landed in trouble for his anti-Jewish remarks, WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange is next in line - he allegedly accused a group of journalists ... Read more...

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Arab League chief to run for Egyptian presidency


February 28th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 27 (IANS) Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has expressed his intention to run in Egypt's next presidential election, Xinhua said, citing state TV."I am intending to participate in the ... Read more...

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No alternative to peace talks: Abbas (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 16th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 16 (DPA) Israelis and Palestinians have no alternative but to negotiate, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday, as he met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, amid efforts ... Read more...

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No progress in proximity talks with Israel: Palestinian official


July 11th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 11 (IANS) A Palestinian official Sunday said proximity talks with Israel have made no progress, but denied reports that the indirect negotiations have stopped. "We don't know that they have stopped," ... Read more...

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Dubai to host Arab human genetics conference


March 13th, 2010 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 13 (IANS) The third Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference will begin here Saturday, WAM news agency reported. The two-day conference will discuss the latest progress in genome research in the ... Read more...

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Iraqi elections mere window dressing exercise: Middle Eastern experts


March 9th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 9 (ANI): While a high voter turn in Iraq's parliamentary elections has been lauded by the West as a symbolic step towards democracy, critics and political commentators across the ... Read more...

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Egyptian cleric issues fatwa forbidding Muslims from Facebook


February 5th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) A top Egyptian cleric has issued a fatwa forbidding the use of the popular social networking site Facebook, saying Muslims using such sites must be considered "sinners". Statistics ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack targeting Saudi prince


August 31st, 2009 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 30 (Xinhua) Al Qaeda Sunday claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack that targeted a Saudi prince and deputy interior minister, the pan-Arab al-Jazeera TV reported. The terrorist organisation's branch in ... Read more...

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Ban on al-Jazeera operations in West Bank lifted


July 20th, 2009 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 20 (DPA) The Palestinian Authority (PA) has decided to lift its ban preventing the al-Jazeera satellite channel from working in the West Bank, but at the same time said it ... Read more...

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Iran hangs three over mosque bombing


May 30th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 30 (Xinhua) Iran Saturday hanged three men convicted in the bombing of a Shia mosque in the southeastern city of Zahedan this week, the official IRNA news agency reported. The ... Read more...

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Some Arab countries complicit with Israel: Bin Laden


March 15th, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 14 (Xinhua) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has accused "some" Arab countries of being "complicit" with Israel on its recent military offensive in the Gaza Strip that killed more ... Read more...

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Sudan’s president calls ICC ‘a mosquito in the ear of elephant’


January 30th, 2009 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 30 (DPA) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir likened the International Criminal Court (ICC) to "a mosquito in the ear of an elephant" in an interview published Thursday in London's pan-Arab daily ... Read more...

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Hamas delegation in Cairo for talks on Gaza ceasefire


January 25th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (DPA) Egyptian officials were Sunday meeting with representatives of Hamas and other Palestinian factions in talks aimed at turning a one-week ceasefire into a durable truce, Egypt's official Middle ... Read more...

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Arab media hails Obama era


January 21st, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.21 (ANI): Leading media outlets in the Arabic world and Iran have hailed the beginning of the Obama era. In its front page, the London-based Saudi pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat said ... Read more...

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Egypt, Hamas agree on truce plan, await Israeli approval


January 16th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 16 (DPA) Egypt and the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas have agreed to a five-step plan that calls for a ceasefire as of Saturday, an Arab newspaper reported Friday as a ... Read more...

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Obamas victory seen as beginning of new world


November 7th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Nov 7 (ANI): People around the world rejoiced Barack Obamas victory on Tuesday, even as workers at a pan-Arab news channel went around the newsroom congratulating each other as ... Read more...

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Suspense continues over Pak Taliban commander Baitullahs death


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 2 (ANI): Suspense still prevails over the death of Pakistan Talibans (TTP) top commander Bailullah Mehsud, even as the countrys intelligence officials cast doubts over the reports claiming ... Read more...

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Saudi channel protests Iran’s ban on its staffer


September 3rd, 2008 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 3 (DPA) Saudi Arabian news channel, al-Arabiya, protested Tuesday over the expulsion of its Tehran bureau chief.Iran has banned Hassan Fahs from working in the country and ordered him to ... Read more...

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‘US sovereign rights over Iraq unacceptable’


July 10th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, July 10 (DPA) Iraqi Vice-President Adel Abdel-Mahdi, reflecting his country's increasing confidence and desire to be sovereign, said the US military presence in the country should be brought under Iraqi control, ... Read more...

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Palestinians storm Rafah border crossing


July 2nd, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Cairo, July 2 (Xinhua) A group of Palestinians has stormed the Rafah border crossing at the Egyptian border with the Palestinian enclave Gaza Strip, the pan-Arab al-Jazeera TV channel reported Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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Israeli premier in Egypt for talks over truce with Hamas


June 24th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Cairo, June 24 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrived Tuesday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on a quick visit during which he will discuss with Egyptian President Hosny ... Read more...

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Hezbollah to demand Palestinian prisoners’ release: Report


June 23rd, 2008 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
DPA Tel Aviv, June 23 (DPA) The Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah will demand the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails in exchange for two Israeli soldiers, reports said Sunday. It had ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda is changing style, the worst expected: Saudi minister


June 18th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Riyadh, June 18 (DPA) Saudi Arabia is expecting the worst from the Al Qaeda terror network because the group is changing its style and techniques but the kingdom is uncovering more details ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda vows retaliation, teen bombers held in Iraq


May 28th, 2008 - 12:02 am ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, May 27 (DPA) The Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed Tuesday to fight back government troops engaged in a security offensive in northern Iraq where more suspected members of the group have ... Read more...

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Arabs mourn Palestinian ‘Nakba’, deplore Israel’s policy


May 15th, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by admin
DPA Cairo, May 14 (DPA) Arab commentators and officials Wednesday deplored the conditions in which the Palestinians live and berated Israel for its "crimes" on the 60th anniversary of its establishment, which Arabs ... Read more...

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